Sick 6 month old hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zivaC, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. zivaC

    zivaC Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    My 6 month old chookie named C2-2 (long story short- she's named after another fabulous hen of mine whom passed away :( hence she's C2 number 2). Today I noticed her walking slow & not her usual perky & energetic self, & I noticed her falling asleep at some point while she was standing. I immediately though she may be egg bound so I gave her liquid calcium by syringe. She eventually laid today but she's still like that so we can rule that out.
    I can't for the life of me figure out what's wrong with her! She's a baby! We feed her all the right things they live in a house that's constantly cleaned, she also has a rooster companion.....I don't know what's wrong she's just standing there :(
    She hasn't been de-wormed yet, wasn't sure if I should now.
    Anyone help please?
     
  2. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does her poo look like? I've been battling Coccidiosis with my chickens. Check her from head to toe. Does she have a runny nose or eyes? Check her for mites. Is she eating or drinking? Have you recently gotten any new chickens? She's a bit old for Cocci but mine are too and they still got it.
     
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  3. fireweed42

    fireweed42 New Egg

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    Oneof mine Did The Same Yesterday. I Wormed Her And This Morning She Seems Fine. I'mGoing To Keep Her Separate Of The Others For a Few Days And Continue The Wormer. i Always Have Electrolytes ForThem So i wasn"t WorriedAboutThat.
     
  4. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What wormer are you giving her?
     
  5. zivaC

    zivaC Out Of The Brooder

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    Her poop is white and frothy, no runny nose or mites or any other symptoms. She eats very little, drinks a bit too, but not the usual appetite she has. I'm going to deworm her today, with piperazine. Is that ok for her age?
     
  6. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine acted just like that when they had Cocci. There were all kinds of different poos but white and frothy was one of them. I have Wazine 17 and that is the Piperazine. I'd say it's safe to use on her.
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    It doesn't hurt them to treat for coccidiosis with amprollium (Corid, Coxoid, Amprol depending on your country.) You could also use a wormer such as fenbendazole or Valbazen which would get more types of chicken worms than the round worms that Wazine (piperazine) gets.
     
  8. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Sorry I got this post mixed up with another one. I have Wazine which the active ingredient is Piperazine. It says not to give to sick or weak animals. When mine were sick I used equine horse wormer with the active ingredient being fenbendazole. That is safe to use when she's sick. I can help with dosage if you want/can get that. You can use liquid goat wormer. I don't know the doses for that. Someone on here might.
     
  9. zivaC

    zivaC Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a broad-spectrum antibiotic called Sulfa 3 which contains - 120 g/L Sulfathiazole, 40 g/L Sulfadimidine, 40g/L Sulfamerazine. Would it be a good idea to use that? Or should I wait and see if she improves? It's night time here now so I can't check to see how she's doing but I will first thing tomorrow morning. I've got to check which other types of de-wormers we have available from the pet shop tomorrow.
    What types of chookies do you guys have? I'm very interested in poultry & love to know about other people's chooks :)
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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